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US Hospital Guide

Health Care jobs such as Registered Nurses, LPN's, LVN's and related Vocational Technicians provide over 15 million jobs in the United States alone. Most healthcare workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education, such as health technologists and technicians, electronic medical records specialists, billing department personnel, health information technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, radiologic technicians, and dental hygienists.

The American Hospital Association is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, health networks, nursing homes, and 43,000 individual members such as physicians and specialists come together to form the AHA. Founded in 1898, the American Hospital Association provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. To search the AHA database for job listings, please visit the Healthcare Jobs directory.
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The outlook for technical medical careers is especially bright. Opportunities for employment for medical laboratory technicians are expected to increase by 10% to 20% in the next eight years. The increasing number of elderly people is seen as a factor in this growth. As people age they have more medical problems, and hospitals will require more laboratory technicians to perform lab work for them. Wages vary by the employer and area of the county. Aside from their salary, most medical technicians receive medical and dental benefits, as well as retirement plans.

America's Best Hospitals

Becker's Hospital Review has listed some the best hospitals in America. Each of the following hospitals has demonstrated outstanding achievement, winning awards in one or more medical fields:

Carolinas Medical Center physicians, who are part of CMC Orthopedic Surgery, provide general orthopedic care and subspecialize in orthopedic oncology, trauma, degenerative arthritis, sports medicine and fracture care. At the Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center, patients receive care from their primary care physicians, oncologists, geneticists and other healthcare professionals focused on cancer treatment. Physicians at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute performed the first balloon angioplasty in North Carolina.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, based in Los Angeles, is one of the top 10 physician groups in Southern California. The hospital has 10,000 medical employees and more than 2,000 staff physicians. Cedars-Sinai's Heart Institute offers a pediatric cardiothoracic program and a rehabilitative cardiac center. The hospital's orthopedic department includes sports medicine, pain management, and oncology. Several of the hospital's orthopedic spine surgeons participate in research and clinical trials in spine surgery techniques.

The Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute includes centers for women's cardiovascular services, heart failure and other specific cardiac conditions. The clinic's heart program has been ranked #1 by the U.S. News and World Report for 17 years in a row. Renowned for its cardiology department, Cleveland Clinic also has a nationally recognized women's health program. Cleveland Clinic researchers at its Lerner Research Institute also developed a prototype vaccine that could prevent breast cancer.

The 932-bed Forsyth Medical Center is a Magnet-recognized hospital that became part of Novant Health in 1997. Forsyth Medical Center's Hip and Knee Replacement Program was the first in the Carolinas to receive Joint Commission certification. Orthopedic surgeons at the hospital perform around 2,200 total hip and knee replacements every year. Additionally, spine surgeons perform nearly 500 spine fusions each year.

Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach is a 944-bed hospital. The Center for Oncology offers the area's only gynecologic oncology services. In addition, the Board of the Fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy approved Halifax Health as the first program in Florida to participate in the gynecologic endoscopy fellowship program, which provides top training for laparoscopic and robotic surgeries in gynecology cases.

Henrico Doctors' Hospital, in Richmond VA, is a 767-bed facility spread across three campuse, part of the HCA Virginia Health System. The opening of a cardiac medical intensive care unit, and an intra-operative MRI suite, has resulted in the hospital received the outstanding achievement award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Henrico Doctors' Hospital added an Orthopedic Hospital five years ago. The facility includes a Joint and Spine Center with hotel-like suites and the latest technology to care for patients. The hospital's orthopedic surgeons perform nearly 1,000 total hip and knee replacements every year. The hospital also includes an Occupational Rehabilitation Center.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, located in Neptune NJ, is a 502-bed academic medical center affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Jersey Shore Med Center is part of Meridian Health, a five-hospital system. A $300 million expansion project at the medical center added 136 beds, a new ED and trauma center, surgical suites and expanded outpatient services. The medical center has won the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety from the National Quality Forum.

Inova Fairfax Hospital, with 833 beds, is the largest hospital in the greater Washington DC area. It is part of Inova Health System, partnering with Virginia Commonwealth University to create the VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus. Inova Fairfax Hospital received a three-star cardiac ranking by the Society for Thoracic Surgeons. Inova Fairfax Hospital has one of the busiest obstetrics programs in Washington, and it also offers the area's largest gynecology program with expertise in gynecologic oncology. In addition to its Level III neonatal intensive care unit, Inova Fairfax offers one of the largest teams of infertility and reproductive endocrinology specialists in the region.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, located in New York City, is made up of the Columbia University Medical Center, and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Orthopedic specialists at New York-Presbyterian Hospital focus on bone disease and tumors, extremities care, joint replacement, sports medicine, spine and trauma care and less invasive procedures, including arthroscopy. The hospital has performed more than 1,600 heart transplants, more than any other hospital in the country.

Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans is one of the largest hospital physician training centers in the nation, with more than 500 medical residents. Ochsner Medical Center's women's services cover 15 different areas, from gynecologic robotic surgery to anesthesiology. The Ochsner Vulva Center is a unique clinic within the gynecology department. Ochsner Medical Center's cancer team treats nearly 2,000 new cancer patients each year, and the medical center is expanding its reach through the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center.

The Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute allows for collaboration between specialists in orthopedics, sports medicine, spinal disorders, hand surgery and chronic pain management. The institute also includes medical research in musculoskeletal disorders. The medical center received HealthGrades awards for excellence in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement. The Helen O. Dickens Center for Women's Health includes specialist practice areas such as OB/GYN, behavioral health, breast health, cardiac care, cancer therapy, and orthopedic care. The center works with the Women's Health Clinical Research Center and Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center.

Orthopedic surgeons at Piedmont Hospital perform more orthopedic procedures than any other hospital in Georgia. Surgeons at the hospital's Reconstructive Joint Center perform more than 1,000 total joint replacement procedures annually. The hospital received HealthGrades awards in 2012 for excellence in both joint replacement and orthopedic surgery. Besides joint replacement, orthopedic surgeons at the hospital specialize in hand and microsurgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation.

Hackensack University Medical Center has one of the largest ambulatory facilities in the country. This 775-bed teaching and research hospital is affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. It is the largest healthcare provider in New Jersey, both in inpatient and outpatient services. It recently opened a $130 million cancer center and a cardiac center. Within Hackensack University Medical Center is the Donna A. Sanzari Women's Hospital. The department of obstetrics and gynecology has more than 100 physicians, and it is a designated training site for the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, which has been used to treat various cancerous gynecologic conditions.

The University of Chicago Medical Center has 532 beds, and is affiliated with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. It is staffed by more than 700 physicians from the University of Chicago Physicians Group. The University of Chicago Medical Center provides a range of cardiology services and offers several specialized programs, such as the Hypertension Center and Chronic Angina Program. Orthopedic surgeons at the University of Chicago Medical Center specialize in joint replacement, scoliosis, bone cancers, and sports medicine.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, in Iowa City, is a 762-bed institution that also includes University of Iowa Physicians, the state's largest multi-specialty medical group, with more than 650 physicians in 19 clinical departments. The hospital also employs 720 resident and fellow physicians and dentists, 1,671 nurses and nearly 5,000 medical support staff.

The University of Maryland Heart Center includes various cardiology programs, such as congestive heart failure service. The hospital also includes the Maryland Arrhythmia and Cardiology Imaging Group, a multispecialty team that aims to develop innovative ways to diagnose and treat cardiac disease.

The University of Minnesota Medical Center is the teaching hospital of the University of Minnesota Medical School. The Orthopaedic Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center supports subspecialties such as rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, family medicine and sports medicine. The medical center offers total joint replacement, elbow reconstruction and minimally invasive spine surgery.

The University of Michigan Medical Center, part of Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health System, offers a range of cardiology services through its Cardiovascular Center. Its Congenital Heart Center was recently chosen as a Pediatric Heart Network core site for clinical research, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The University of Michigan's orthopedic surgery training program was ranked among the top in the nation.

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has more than 135,000 patient visits, and offers more than 250 clinical trials. Its clinical home is the N.C. Cancer Hospital, which includes 110 physicians who specialize in cancer care. As the state's only public cancer hospital, it includes 50 inpatient beds for medical oncology and bone marrow transplants.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which opened its doors in 1765, currently has orthopedic physicians specializing in joint conditions, spinal disorders and sports injury. The physicians in the orthopedic surgery department perform more than 5,800 surgical procedures every year. The physicians are able to use the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory for projects focused on cell biology, stem cell mechanobiology, musculoskeletal tissue engineering and soft tissue mechanics. Penn Medicine has nearly 2,100 physicians on staff, more than 1,000 residents and and 18,000 employees.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore MD, is a 1,053-bed hospital. It completed a $994 million redevelopment, that features 560 private rooms, 33 new ORs and two new large EDs. It is part of Johns Hopkins Health System, which has acquired four new hospitals in just a few years. US News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins the No. 5 hospital for orthopedics in the country. It also received a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, designated by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The orthopedic department includes orthopedic and spine surgeons, as well as sports medicine physicians. Johns Hopkins' orthopedic surgeons also perform hip and knee replacements and hand surgeries.

The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, uses the 1,265-bed Saint Marys Hospital and 794-bed Rochester Methodist Hospital for inpatient services. The Mayo Clinic's physicians provide care for more than 66,000 patients annually. The four specialty areas in orthopedics at the hospital include adult reconstruction, hand surgery, orthopedic oncology and pediatric orthopedics. Last year, the hospital initiated a hand transplant program, which is one of the few in the country. Specialists are also focused on research, which includes work at the biomechanics and motion analysis laboratories, bone laboratory, cartilage and connective tissue laboratory, and osteoporosis and bone biology laboratory.

Rush University Medical Center has 720 licensed beds, and operates its own medical school. The medical center has a $617 million, 14-story acute and critical care tower. Under a federal grant for medical tourism, Rush is working with University HealthSystem Consortium to identify strategies to attract more foreign residents. The hospital's comprehensive stroke program won the Gold Performance Achievement Award. Women of all ages are able to receive thorough care at Rush University Medical Center, which is the teaching hospital of Rush University and one of the top academic medical centers in Chicago. Rush's Heart Center for Women, the first heart program in Chicago devoted exclusively to women, offers virtually every heart treatment option. The Rush Breast Imaging Center is also part of the hospital's Comprehensive Breast Cancer Clinic.

UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, the first in the University of California system, was founded in 1907. Affiliated with UCSF, the medical center has 600 beds, 7,000 employees and outreach clinics throughout Northern California. It includes UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and a planned 289-bed, $1.5 billion medical center in the Mission Bay district. UCSF Medical Center, one of the premier academic medical centers in the country, has an extensive list of women's health services and is an HHS-designated National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Breast cancer, dozens of gynecological conditions, seven types of gynecologic cancer, incontinence and other women's health issues are treated at UCSF Medical Center.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, also known as UPMC, is a 1,602-bed hospital is a leading center for organ transplantation, cardiology and cardio-thoracic surgery, critical care medicine, trauma services, neurosurgery and cancer. The hospital is the flagship of UPMC, with 20 hospitals, 400 outpatient sites and physicians' offices and an insurance plan. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center combined the operations of its cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and cardiology departments to create the Heart and Vascular Institute. UPMC is the only facility in western Pennsylvania that offers minimally invasive atrial surgery. Research is critical to UPMC, which includes the Stem Cell Research Laboratory and the Orthopaedic BioDynamics Laboratory. The UPMC Cancer Center provides cancer care to the 74,000 patients treated at its facilities every year. The institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania.

UC Davis Medical Center is a 619-bed teaching hospital serving patients across 33 counties. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, which was founded in 1969, provides comprehensive medical care for people of all ages and focuses on specialties including foot and ankle, adult reconstruction, hand, upper extremity and microvascular, pediatric orthopedics, spinal disorders, oncology, trauma and sports medicine.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center includes 520 inpatient beds and 61 beds for short-term hospitalizations. They are at the cutting edge of orthopedics, performing innovative procedures such as hand transplants. The hospital also offers the Bone Disease and Osteoporosis Center, which has comprehensive evaluation and care for patients with osteoporosis or other metabolic bone disorders.

Yale-New Haven Hospital is the 944-bed flagship of three-hospital Yale-New Haven Health System. It has a medical staff of 2,200 physicians and more than 500 residents and fellows, training in more than 100 specialties and subspecialties. Yale-New Haven Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center includes the Mitral Valve Repair Program and the Inherited Cardio-myopathy Clinic. Yale-New Haven Hospital's are run through the Smilow Cancer Hospital, which is affiliated with the Yale Cancer Center, part of Yale School of Medicine.

Children's Hospitals

Listed below are the 15 largest children's hospitals in America, ranked by number of licensed beds. Data is derived from the American Hospital Directory.

1. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
2. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
4. Texas Children's Hospital, Houston
5. Nationwide Children's Hospital
6. Boston Children's Hospital
7. Children's Medical Center of Dallas
8. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
9. Akron, Ohio Children's Hospital
10. Children's Hospital Central California, Madera
11. Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach
12. Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora
13. Saint Louis Children's Hospital
14. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
15. Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock

source: National Library of Medicine, of the National Institutes of Health.

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Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)$44,480
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Medical Assistants$28,980
Medical Lab Technicians$30,550
Mental Health$34,550
Occupational Therapists$66,010
Physical Therapists$65,050
Physician Assistants$41,270
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